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RussNeft reported about the completion of the first stage of pilot tests in Saratov region

30.04.2021 MK

The Company continues to implement the gas program

PJSC “RussNeft” has completed the first stage of pilot tests of a new gas treatment unit (GTU) in Saratov region. According to the results of laboratory analysis the quality of gas conforms to STO Gazprom 089-2010.

Construction of the unit at the Vostochno-Rybushansky gathering station is the next stage in the implementation of the Company's gas program. The GTU is designed to treat up to 80 million cubic meters of gas from Pogranichny oil and gas condensate field, which will be fed into the Gazprom gas transportation system.

The gas reserves of RussNeft are estimated at 151 billion cubic meters. The Company's annual gas production is about 2.4 billion cubic meters.

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Sanctions have no impact on oil production and technology

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Cultural tradition development programs of Ugra indigenous people get their continuation

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RussNeft сonducts large-scale exercises

PJSC RussNeft has held large-scale exercises in the Saratov region. Emergency response services practiced in crude oil and petroleum products spill containment and response. The exercises took place near the village of Stepnoye of the Soviet Municipal district of the Saratov region, where the company's production facilities are located. Such trainings are held every three years, as they are large-scale in terms of the number of forces and means involved. According to the company's press service, during the exercises the skills of conducting emergency rescue and other urgent works on oil spill containment and response in case of oil ingress into a water body because of pipeline depressurization, were validated in practice. Employees of the Saratov branch, as well as employees of the Saratov territorial division of the Volga Center ECOSPAS and of the fire emergency response unit were involved in the works. A qualified commission assessed the validity and coherence of the exercises. It encompasses representatives of the Russian EMERCOM in the Saratov region, the Ministry of Nature and Ecology of the Saratov region, the territorial bodies of Rosprirodnadzor and Rostechnadzor, as well as a representative of the local administration. After the participants passed all stages, the commission highly appreciated the contribution of each participant. The verdict is that the operator Saratov branch of PJSC RussNeft is prepared for oil and petroleum products spill localization and response.